Daniel Craig Wants Robert Pattinson As Next James Bond?

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By Daniel Gates

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Is Robert Pattinson set to be the next James Bond? OK! set the rumor in motion this week, implying that the spy franchise’s current star Daniel Craig has endorsed the Twilight actor as his replacement. “Sources” tell the tabloid the “heartthrobs clicked” when they met at a recent party, and that Craig “said he’d like the 26-year-old screen vampire to succeed him as Agent 007.”

“Daniel told Rob he’d make a brilliant Bond and would like to see a young talented British actor take on the role,” explains an OK! insider. “Daniel’s signed on for two more Bond movies but is convinced he’ll do no more — for one thing, he hopes to start a family with [wife Rachel Weisz] soon… and wants to focus on that.”

The tabloid’s source says Pattinson told Craig he’s a big fan, but was “completely taken aback when the compliments were returned!” According to OK!, Craig “thinks Rob’s Bond-ready right now.” So is the Skyfall star really handpicking Pattinson to succeed him already? No.

While any number of young actors, including Pattinson, could some day wind up as the next 007, the tabloid’s story about Craig voicing a preference is completely off base. OK! feels safe making proclamations about the next James Bond knowing there are still years left before Craig leaves and the role actually opens up. But the magazine does not have any insight into the matter. A source close to Craig tells Gossip Cop there’s no truth to the OK! report.

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